Challenge Cup semi-finals: Double-headers, venues & TV details confirmed

Drew Darbyshire
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The Rugby Football League have confirmed the venues and broadcast details for the Challenge Cup semi-finals of the men’s and women’s competitions.

There will be double-headers at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington on Saturday, July 22, and Leeds’ Headingley Stadium on Sunday, July 23.

On Saturday 22, St Helens men and women will be in action at the Halliwell Jones Stadium following their respective semi-final victories at the weekend. Saints women will take on York Valkyrie at 11:45am, whilst the men of face Leigh at 2:30pm.

And both Wigan sides are involved the following day on the Sunday at Headingley. The Warriors women take on Leeds at 2:15pm before the men play Hull KR at 5pm.

How can I watch on TV?

All four ties will be covered live by BBC Sport.

BBC One will broadcast the men’s clash between Leigh and St Helens whilst Hull KR will take on Wigan on BBC Two.

Both of the women’s semi-finals will be streamed live on BBC iPlayer.

BBC Radio 5 Live and regional BBC radio stations will also bring live action from the semi-finals.

Challenge Cup semi-finals schedule

Saturday, July 22 – Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington

Women: St Helens v York Valkyrie | 11:45am | BBC iPlayer

Men: St Helens v Leigh | 2:30pm | BBC One

Sunday, July 23 – Headingley Stadium, Leeds

Women: Wigan v Leeds | 2:15pm | BBC iPlayer

Men: Wigan v Hull KR | 5pm | BBC Two

How can I buy tickets?

Supporters of the semi-finalists should purchase tickets directly from the clubs who will make announcements on ticket sales to their own fanbases as soon as possible.

Tickets for Finals Day at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, August 12, are now on sale now via the RFL website.

RFL chief on Challenge Cup semi-finals

Rhodri Jones, RL commercial managing director, said: “Yesterday’s draw has thrown up four intriguing and exciting semi-finals, which will be held at two superb rugby league grounds – decided in consultation with all the clubs – and brought live to millions of viewers at home by BBC Sport.

“The cup holders of both competitions – Saints Women and Wigan Warriors – have again made the semi-finals stage, but they have it all to do against York Valkyrie and Hull KR whose form and playing styles have really caught the eye this season.

“The Betfred Challenge Cup returns to Wembley Stadium in August and the prize for all four semi-finalists is a Finals Day place and a place in the history books, especially with the Women’s Challenge Cup Final being held at Wembley for the very first time. It promises to be an occasion to remember.”

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